One of Sierra Leone’s football Internationals Sallieu Bundu has excelled in their community Shield match against MLS New England Revolution which they won by a goal to nil.
During the match more than 2,740 spectators braved the chilly and wet conditions to witness a 1-0 Carolina RailHawks win in the inaugural “Community Shield” exhibition match against the MLS’ New England Revolution.
During the match the attack was working early on for the RailHawks, who out-shot the Revolution 5-3 in the first period. One close call came on a Sallieu Bundu header that was cleared inches before it crossed the white line in the ninth minute.
Six minutes later, an unassisted header by Mark Schulte in the 16th minute floated above the outstretched arms of New England goalie Matthew Reis and gave the RailHawks a 1-0 lead that it held going into intermission.
“[Kupono Low] put a great ball in, just got up well, actually Sallieu won the header, and it was kind of a scramble and he found himself underneath it,” Schulte said. “I just elevated and tapped it in.”
The last 10 minutes of the game were eventful for the RailHawks, as the Revolution got a good look from Jeff Larentowicz, who sailed his shot too high. In the Five minutes later the Revolution got an even better opportunity in the 86th minute, as a RailHawk miscue set up a one-on-one between goalie Caleb Patterson and the Revolution’s Kenny Mansally.
RailHawks coach Martin Rennie said that he was pleased with the performance of his boys especially with the performance of Sallieu Bundu who created some possible chances for his side but they still have more to learn he said.